FRIB finalizing civil construction and site-restoration progress

FRIB site-restoration work is complete and both MSU-funded building additions will be complete this month.

The 14,000-square-foot Cryogenic Assembly Building and site-restoration work around FRIB are complete. The Cryogenic Assembly Building will be used for the maintenance of cryomodules and to perform research pertaining to cryogenic engineering.  

Site-restoration work included reopening both lanes of Wilson Road on the south side of FRIB and the sidewalk between FRIB and the Wharton Center. In addition, the northeast parking lot has been restored following the removal of several construction trailers. In August, artist Dee Briggs installed three large sculptures on the FRIB site.

Work continues on the 31,000-square-foot High Rigidity Spectrometer and Isotope Harvesting Vault. The building is enclosed, and crews are finishing the mechanical, engineering, and plumbing installations.

The High Rigidity Spectrometer (HRS) and Isotope Harvesting Vault will house research equipment for isotope harvesting and provide experimental space for the FRIB science program. The addition is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.